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Fri, 11 Jul 2014 08:11:22 -0700
The Green Bay Packers will not retire former QB Brett Favre's jersey in the near future. They eventually want to, but Favre and the team worry about the negative reception he may receive at Lambeau Field. Favre may appear at a home game this year in some fashion.
Tue, 05 Nov 2013 11:15:11 -0800
Updating a previous report, the agent for retired QB Brett Favre (Vikings) said that Favre is still retired.
Tue, 05 Nov 2013 11:10:50 -0800
The Green Bay Packers reached out to QB Brett Favre (Vikings) after QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) suffered a collarbone injury in the team's Week 9 game.
Thu, 24 Oct 2013 05:22:43 -0700
The St. Louis Rams contacted retired QB Brett Favre (Vikings) about coming out of retirement to play for the team, but he declined.
Sun, 13 Oct 2013 09:32:16 -0700
Retired QB Brett Favre said he is in shape but is not considering a comeback even though his agent said he could play again if he wanted.
Sun, 06 Oct 2013 23:46:20 -0700
With his performance on Sunday, Oct. 6, Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning now has 61,371 passing yards, which elevated him into second all-time ahead of Dan Marino (61,361). Manning is behind Brett Favre, who threw for 71,838 yards with the Green Bay Packers, New York Jets and Minnesota Vikings.
Sat, 28 Sep 2013 06:05:26 -0700
Retired QB Brett Favre (Vikings) said he has no plan to return to the NFL, and that he is happy coaching high school football.
Fri, 06 Sep 2013 01:10:25 -0700
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning tied an NFL record with seven touchdown passes against the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens on Thursday, Sept. 5. Manning becomes the sixth player to throw for that many, and the first since Joe Kapp on Sept. 28, 1969. Manning, a four-time MVP, also tied Brett Favre's NFL record with his 23rd career game with at least four TD throws, and Drew Brees' mark with his seventh career five-TD performance.
Wed, 17 Jul 2013 12:18:50 -0700
Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy said he does not expect the Packers to retire retired QB Brett Favre's jersey this season but does expect it to happen at some point. Murphy did not rule out an appearance by Favre at some point at Lambeau Field this season.
Sat, 06 Jul 2013 15:31:45 -0700
Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy said the team would like to retire retired QB Brett Favre's jersey before he is first eligible to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2016.
Sat, 21 Jul 2012 07:35:55 -0700
Former NFL QB Brett Favre said the reason he decided to forgo retirement in 2010 and return to the Minnesota Vikings was due to financial reasons. "The money was too good," Favre said. "I hate to say it's about money, but I felt the money was a lot." The Vikings lured Favre back for a 20th season with a contract worth upwards of $20 million.
Sat, 21 Jul 2012 05:37:10 -0700
Updating a previous item, former NFL QB Brett Favre is expected to be named offensive coordinator at Oak Grove High School in Hattiesburg, Miss.
Sat, 21 Jul 2012 05:33:41 -0700
Former NFL QB Brett Favre will be working as an assistant coach for a Mississippi high school football team this fall, according to his agent Bus Cook. Favre's specific role has yet to be determined.
Sat, 23 Jun 2012 06:31:01 -0700
Retired NFL QB Brett Favre said he would choose Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III over Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck if he were starting a team. "Griffin, he's smaller, but if I was starting a team, I'd probably of went with RG3 just because, if they can't protect you, you got to protect yourself," Favre said.
Tue, 19 Jun 2012 20:16:00 -0700
Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy said Tuesday, June 19, that he would like to have former QB Brett Favre back for a number-retirement ceremony within the next couple of years. Murphy said he has not talked to Favre about returning. "No, not personally," Murphy said. "With time, everything will pass."
Mon, 05 Mar 2012 08:54:51 -0800
Retired QB Brett Favre said he is happy the truth has come out regarding the New Orleans Saints bounty program; however, he would like to distance himself from the whole situation. Saints LB Jonathan Vilma reportedly offered $10,000 to any defender who could knock Favre out of the 2009 NFC Championship Game. "Now the truth comes out. That's good. But that's football," Favre said. "The only thing that really pisses me off about the whole thing is we lost the game. That's the thing about that day that still bothers me. And that's the way it goes. If they wanted me to testify in court about this, they'd be calling the wrong guy."
Sat, 03 Mar 2012 04:50:38 -0800
Updating a previous item, New Orleans Saints LB Jonathan Vilma reportedly offered $10,000 to any defensive player that knocked retired QB Brett Favre out of the 2009 NFC Championship Game.
Tue, 07 Feb 2012 05:34:46 -0800
Former NFL QB Brett Favre said he did not miss playing football this past season. "It went a lot smoother than the previous three or four years," Favre said. "At the end of last season, I'd said in years past that I knew. I really knew this time. I got beat up a little bit physically, but I still felt like I could still do it, but I just felt like it was time … Mentally, I was just burned out. This season, being removed and having a bird's eye view but not being involved was eye-opening because I didn't miss it a bit."
Mon, 09 Jan 2012 05:32:07 -0800
Green Bay Packers WR Greg Jennings said QB Aaron Rodgers is a better quarterback already than former QB Brett Favre. "They both bring different things to the table, but honestly right now I definitely have to go with ... Aaron, his body of work at such a young age, his attention to detail, his discipline, I think it's really second to none - its unparalleled," Jennings said. "You haven't really found a QB that has done it the way (Rodgers) has done it."
Wed, 07 Dec 2011 05:41:40 -0800
Free-agent QB Brett Favre (Vikings) said he is enjoying retirement and has no plans of returning to the NFL. Favre also denied there have been any talks with teams about ending retirement. "I haven't contacted nor have been contacted by any teams and all reports are inaccurate," Favre said.
Tue, 06 Dec 2011 07:55:20 -0800
According to a high-ranking Chicago Bears source, the team has no interest in signing free-agent QB Brett Favre (Vikings).
Mon, 05 Dec 2011 11:27:46 -0800
Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith disputed reports that the team might be looking to lure QB Brett Favre out of retirement. "That's our group," Smith said of the three quarterbacks on the Bears' roster. "We're going to make improvements with our group. We're not looking on the outside. We won't have a quarterback tryout or anything like that." The team still hopes QB Jay Cutler (thumb) can return at the end of the season. Chicago is also rumored to be looking at free-agent QB Donovan McNabb (Vikings).
Mon, 05 Dec 2011 10:36:50 -0800
Retired QB Brett Favre would be willing to listen to the Chicago Bears if they call about signing him but the Bears likely will not be interested in that possibility.
Mon, 28 Nov 2011 15:06:23 -0800
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said the team is not ruling out the possibility of calling retired QB Brett Favre to see if he is interested in joining the Texans.
Sun, 27 Nov 2011 21:15:29 -0800
Houston Texans general manager Rick Smith said Sunday, Nov. 27, that the team does not envision pursuing retired QB Brett Favre (Vikings), despite the fact they are now down to third-string rookie QB Tyler Yates. "I don't want to bring the circus to town," Smith said.
Wed, 05 Oct 2011 06:57:02 -0700
Retired NFL QB Brett Favre said during a radio interview that he was not surprised Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers won a Super Bowl. Favre, however, was surprised Rodgers didn't win a championship before last season. "I'm going to be honest, I was not surprised," Favre said. "The biggest surprise to me would be that he didn't do it sooner." Favre said he realized all along how good of a quarterback Rodgers could be and had high expectations for him. However, he also intimated that Rodgers' rise into elite status has been aided by a supporting cast better than he had in Green Bay.
Sun, 11 Sep 2011 13:18:00 -0700
Bus Cook, agent for retired QB Brett Favre, said no teams called this offseason to gauge his interest in returning to the league.
Sun, 21 Aug 2011 22:08:50 -0700
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay posted on his official Twitter account that he was in the hometown of retired QB Brett Favre (Vikings) Sunday, Aug. 21. The agent for Favre said he has not heard of any interest from the Colts. Irsay's tweet said, "Brad, I'm in Hattiesburg ... is it right or left at the Firechief?"
Fri, 05 Aug 2011 15:18:47 -0700
Retired QB Brett Favre said he is not interested in signing with the Miami Dolphins. Favre is not in game shape and does not appear to be in a rush to get in game shape.
Thu, 04 Aug 2011 17:47:19 -0700
Contrary to speculation, the Miami Dolphins have no interest in signing retired QB Brett Favre (Vikings), according to a team source.
Thu, 04 Aug 2011 12:12:31 -0700
Miami Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano would not rule out the possibility to pursuing retired QB Brett Favre.
Mon, 25 Jul 2011 10:57:04 -0700
Speculation that retired QB Brett Favre (Vikings) will attempt yet another comeback is just that, according to his agent Bus Cook. Cook said Favre has not talked to him about any type of comeback and he isn't aware of Favre talking about it with anyone else, either.
Sun, 24 Jul 2011 09:40:30 -0700
Updating a previous report, the Philadelphia Eagles likely will not pursue retired QB Brett Favre to be a backup to QB Michael Vick. Vick did say on his Twitter page that it would be an honor to have Favre as his backup.
Sat, 23 Jul 2011 23:02:46 -0700
The Philadelphia Eagles might have interest in signing retired QB Brett Favre (Vikings) if and when QB Kevin Kolb is dealt. Favre would serve as the backup to QB Michael Vick. However, a team source calls a Favre signing a "longshot" and mentioned that a "lot of things would need to fall into place to make it happen."
Mon, 11 Jul 2011 07:11:18 -0700
Retrired QB Brett Favre's mother and brother said that Favre will remain retired. "I would say there's less than a 1 percent chance," Scott Favre, Favre's brother, said. "He is retired." Bonita Favre, Brett's mother, added, "I would hope he would not do it. He is crazy if he does."
Thu, 07 Jul 2011 08:35:13 -0700
Retired QB Brett Favre hasn't made any indication that he's pondering a return for a 21st NFL season. However, there remains speculation Favre might have one more comeback attempt in him. Favre's interest in mentoring Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton indicates he still has the bug to return. The Seattle Seahawks could be a potential destination should Favre decide to return.
Wed, 15 Jun 2011 10:59:01 -0700
Retired QB Brett Favre said he can throw the ball now as well as he ever has but is not considering about playing in the NFL again.
Thu, 12 May 2011 06:21:08 -0700
Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy said the team will eventually retire QB Brett Favre's jersey No. 4. "Eventually, he'll come back into the fold. We are going to retire his number," Murphy said. "He deserves that for what he did as a Packer … There are very few players in our history that had their number retired. He deserves it though. But it's a very, very meaningful honor and we want to do it at a time when it's meaningful for both him and the organization."
Mon, 28 Mar 2011 14:00:27 -0700
The Carolina Panthers are not interested in signing retired QB Brett Favre for next season, reports Darin Gantt, of the Rock Hill Herald. A report in the St. Paul Pioneer Press mentioned Carolina as a place Favre could play next season.
Tue, 01 Feb 2011 20:02:45 -0800
Green Bay Packers team president Mark Murphy said Tuesday, Feb. 1, that he expects the club to reconcile with former QB Brett Favre at some point, reports Chris Jenkins, of The Associated Press. "At the appropriate time, we'll reach out to him," Murphy said. "I envision that he'll come back into the fold. We want to make sure it's the right time for him and us."
Mon, 17 Jan 2011 12:31:12 -0800
Continuing a previous storyline, Minnesota Vikings QB Brett Favre, 41, officially filed his retirement papers with the league, reports The Associated Press. League spokesman Greg Aiello confirmed Favre has given the NFL his paper work. Favre has filed retirement papers in 2008 with the Green Bay Packers and in 2009 with the New York Jets. He could request reinstatement from the league at any time like he did in those situations.
Mon, 17 Jan 2011 08:30:56 -0800
Minnesota Vikings QB Brett Favre has officially filed his retirement papers with the NFL, according to Alex Marvez, of FOXSports.com.
Tue, 04 Jan 2011 06:56:39 -0800
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said he would not call QB Brett Favre to ask him to play for another season under any circumstance, according to Dave Campbell, of The Associated Press.
Sun, 02 Jan 2011 09:01:29 -0800
The Minnesota Vikings have declared CB Asher Allen, QB Brett Favre, LB Erin Henderson, DL Jimmy Kennedy, WR Juaquin Iglesias, QB Rhett Bomar, WR Sidney Rice, OT Thomas Welch inactive for Week 17.
Fri, 31 Dec 2010 14:55:22 -0800
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings QB Brett Favre (concussion, neck, shoulder) did not practice Friday, Dec. 31, and is doubtful for Week 17, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune's Judd Zulgad. Favre is not expected to play.
Fri, 31 Dec 2010 11:59:31 -0800
Minnesota Vikings QB Brett Favre (concussion, neck, shoulder) is not participating in practice Friday, Dec. 31, reports Tom Pelissero, of 1500ESPN.com.
Thu, 30 Dec 2010 13:26:56 -0800
Minnesota Vikings QB Brett Favre (concussion, neck, shoulder) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 30.
Thu, 30 Dec 2010 12:29:04 -0800
Minnesota Vikings interim head coach Leslie Frazier said the team is trying to decide if QB Brett Favre (concussion, neck, shoulder) will take another impact test and may not make a decision on Favre's status until Saturday, Jan. 1, reports Tom Pelissero, of 1500ESPN.com.
Thu, 30 Dec 2010 07:43:46 -0800
Minnesota Vikings QB Brett Favre remains vulnerable to legal trouble related to the text messages, voicemails and graphic photographs that Jenn Sterger received in 2008, according to the New York Daily News. "It's an ambiguous, messy case," said Richard Emery of the New York firm Emery, Celli, Brinckerhoff and Abady, whose practice includes civil rights litigation. "Favre clearly played hardball and is willing to let what's come out stand on its own." However, Emery pointed out that neither Sterger nor the league had the power to compel testimony, and that a sexual harassment litigation or some other claim could give her more opportunities to get information from Favre, New York Jets employees and executives, the league and its investigators. The NFL's two-month investigation, led by the league's vice president for security, Milt Ahlerich, involved interviews with Sterger, Favre, Deadspin editor A.J. Daulerio and others. In the event of a civil suit, a plaintiff could demand all of that material in the discovery phase of the suit.
Wed, 29 Dec 2010 21:01:17 -0800
Minnesota Vikings QB Brett Favre (concussion) failed another baseline neurological exam Wednesday, Dec. 29, according to ESPN.com. Favre may try to pass the test again Thursday, Dec. 30. Head coach Leslie Frazier said Favre will start against the Detroit Lions in Week 17 if he can participate in practice. "We'd love to see him play," Frazier said. "It's really not a hard decision for me. Brett is a terrific player. We feel very comfortable when he's on the field that we have a great chance to win, so you always want to put the guy out there who is going to give you the best chance to win. If Brett is healthy I think our entire team feels very confident that we have a great chance to win when he's the starting quarterback."